Gateau Pithiviers

gateau pithiviers

Gateau Pithiviers

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Servings: 6
Calories: 359


  • 4 oz puff pastry
  • beaten egg to glaze
  • caster sugar superfine granulated to decorate

for the filling

  • 4 oz ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar superfine granulated
  • 1 1/2 oz butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp rum


  • Cut off one third of the pastry, roll out and shape into a 15 cm (6-inch) round.
  • Roll out the remaining pastrv and shape into an 18 cm (7-inch) round twice as thick as the first.
  • Beat together the filling ingredients. Place the thinner round of pastry on a dampened baking sheet and spread the filling over the centre.
  • Dampen the pastry edge with water and cover with the thicker round. Pinch the edges together to seal.
  • With the point of a sharp knife, mark six curved lines from the centre to the outside edge. Brush with beaten egg to glaze.
  • Bake in the oven at 220°C (425°F) mark 7 for 30 minutes until risen and golden brown.
  • Sprinkle the top with caster sugar and serve warm.
Calories: 359 kcal
Carbohydrates: 29 g
Protein: 8 g
Fat: 25g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 109 mg
Sodium: 113 mg
Potassium: 39 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 18 g
Vitamin A: 303 IU
Calcium: 56 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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